Ghana to develop stronger ties with Cuba: president

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-06 00:43:23|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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ACCRA, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has called on both Ghana and Cuba to continually search for ways to cooperate as prospects for scaling-up economic relations between the two countries are considerable, according to the office of the president on Friday.

"I have no doubt, that, together, we can forge a new, strong partnership for cooperation between our two nations for the mutual benefit of our two peoples," the release quoted Akufo-Addo as saying.

It followed Akufo-Addo's bilateral discussions with his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday, as part of his official visit to Cuba.

Akufo-Addo noted that his visit to Cuba is to continue the process of developing stronger ties between Ghana and Cuba, and to explore new areas of cooperation to the mutual benefits of the two peoples.

The Ghanaian leader thanked Cuba for dispatching medical doctors through the Cuban Medical Brigade to provide medical services to Ghanaians.

Through a joint venture agreement with Labiofam S.A., a bio-larvicide factory is expected to be established in north Ghana's Savelugu.

In addition, an agreement is also being reached for the sale of Ghana's cocoa liquor to the Stella S.A. chocolate factory in Cuba, while both countries are examining the possibility of the company setting up a manufacturing facility in Ghana.